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Tour Issue B Stamp SLDR Driver? Need Advice Please!

taylormade tour issue sldr b stamp real or fake tour

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#1 Johnny Golfball

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 06:18 PM

Becoming a big fan of scouting my local golf shops for exotic shafts and tour issue heads. Came across this SLDR the other day and wanted some feedback.

Appears to have all the "Tour Issue" markings you would expect for the SLDR (Port screw, + COR testing sign and B Stamp). Would love some clarity on where the "B" should be on the serial number as well if "B Stamping" is different than their old "T Stamping."

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Any help is much appreciated. Thanks WRX nation!

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 09:54 PM

Has the "+" stamp and a toe screw 100% tour issue, not sure about the B stamp, looks as if that was the batch. I have also seen Tour issue SLDRs ending a C serial number.

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Posted 24 February 2017 - 07:16 AM

Part of the serial batch number...not a designation like the "b" stamps of old.
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Posted 24 February 2017 - 09:39 AM

Definitely fake

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Posted 24 February 2017 - 12:46 PM

View PostHeyericb, on 24 February 2017 - 09:39 AM, said:

Definitely fake

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Posted 24 February 2017 - 03:28 PM

Got the same head with an Aldila Rogue. Definitely legit
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Posted 26 February 2017 - 07:07 AM

Real,  as the "+" on the hosel indicates that it was COR tested.

As regards the serial number containing a B I think you are a little confused. Early tour issue SLDR's contained the T serial (TDCxxx for 9.5 deg drivers) and (TDBxxx for 10.5 deg drivers) and did not have a toe screw.
However, this practice was abandoned and later Tour issue SLDR's have retail serials with the "+" and the toe screw (post C Howell III disq at the Wyndham champ)

There are some that exist with a B stamp but it is on the hosel next to the COR stamp

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Posted 27 February 2017 - 07:33 PM

View PostLabRat2, on 26 February 2017 - 07:07 AM, said:

Real,  as the "+" on the hosel indicates that it was COR tested.

As regards the serial number containing a B I think you are a little confused. Early tour issue SLDR's contained the T serial (TDCxxx for 9.5 deg drivers) and (TDBxxx for 10.5 deg drivers) and did not have a toe screw.
However, this practice was abandoned and later Tour issue SLDR's have retail serials with the "+" and the toe screw (post C Howell III disq at the Wyndham champ)

There are some that exist with a B stamp but it is on the hosel next to the COR stamp

Thanks LabRat! Just the info I was looking for!

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Posted 27 February 2017 - 07:34 PM

View PostCommerceTiger, on 24 February 2017 - 03:28 PM, said:

Got the same head with an Aldila Rogue. Definitely legit

I have two other SLDR heads that aren't tour issue and haven't noticed a huge difference in launch numbers but more so in sound and feel. Was this your experience as well?

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Posted 27 February 2017 - 07:36 PM

View PostJohnny Golfball, on 27 February 2017 - 07:34 PM, said:

View PostCommerceTiger, on 24 February 2017 - 03:28 PM, said:

Got the same head with an Aldila Rogue. Definitely legit

I have two other SLDR heads that aren't tour issue and haven't noticed a huge difference in launch numbers but more so in sound and feel. Was this your experience as well?

I noticed a difference in the sound but I wasn't sure whether to contribute that to the rogue or not. Haha

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